Stage Talk Preview: Duke – King of Jazz

When one thinks of American jazz greats, Duke Ellington is often the first to come to mind. An music icon for over 50 years, Duke’s music is being celebrated at the Charleston Performing Arts Center and I have a preview of what to expect. Listen in!

Cast

The Duke
Narrator….……….……….…………………GREGORY JEFFERSON
Daisy Ellington….……….……….…….……….……JOY GREGORY
James Edward Ellington….………..…….……….…DANIEL GREEN
Young Duke….……….….………….……..……HENRY GREGORY
Society Ladies ……… HARMONY CANADAY, NATASHA JONES
Teen Duke….……….….……….……….……KRISTOFER PARKER

The Cotton Club
Fay….….…….………….……….…….……….……TIFFANY WEST
Gertrude….……….…….….……….……….……JESSICA ALTMAN
Lillian….………….……….….……….……….……KADIE AUSTEN
Louise….……….……….….…….……MARY MARGARET COBLE
Frances….……….……….………….……….……NATASHA JONES
Walter….….…….….……….….…….…….….……DANIEL GREEN
Clarence….……….……….…….……….……KRISTOFER PARKER
Irene….….…….…..………….….…….……HARMONY CANADAY
Lorraine…..….……….……….…….….……….……JOY GREGORY
Beatrice….….…….……….……….……MAUREEN REMEROWSKI
Arthur….……….……….……….…….……GREGORY JEFFERSON

Duke – King of Jazz is playing on James Island at the Charleston Performing Arts Center now until November 14th. So head on over to charlestonperformingarts.org and grab your tickets.

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Steve is the founder of Straight Talk Entertainment and currently produces and writes for the audio drama Aural Traditions, recently voted Charleston City Paper’s Best Local Podcast. He’s also an Information Security professional and avid shark tooth hunter.

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